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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a memoir by J. D. Vance about the Appalachian values of his upbringing and their relation to the social problems of his hometown. Vance describes his upbringing and family history. He writes about a family tradition of poverty and low-paying, physical jobs that have since disappeared or worsened in their guarantees, and compares this life with his perspective after leaving that area and life. Vance was raised in Middletown, Ohio,...
Topics: Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance, Appalachia, Hillbilly, Redneck, Poverty